Matthew and Heather Hamilton believe in local beef. Trading in corporate jobs to raise their own cattle in 2009, the couple began Genesis Beef, and eventually opened Local Yocal Farm to Market, a butcher shop selling free-range beef and pasture-raised pork, chicken, and eggs. The two haven’t looked back since.
Local Yocal Farm to Market’s grass-fed cattle meander across the Hamilton family farm, where their caretakers swap out growth stimulants and antibiotics in favor of fresh air. At the shop, an in-house butcher with more than 25 years of experience ages and cuts beef to customer specifications. Visitors can partake in some of this expertise during classes that teach beef lovers the difference between a sirloin, a filet, and a rubber steak covered in dog drool. In addition to top cuts of meat, the shop’s shelves also bear the fruits of other locally sourced businesses, including Full Quiver Cheeses and Drinkable yogurts, Aduro Bean coffees, and AP's Apiaries Honey.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
With more than 2,500 square feet of supplies such as Copic markers, die patterns, and paper adornments, Every Last Scrap is a shopping paradise for scrapbookers turning treasured memories into artful keepsakes. A regular lineup of classes unites like-minded crafters as they learn the finer points of cropping or origami, forge new friendships, and swoon over their favorite decorative borders. Students can continue cropping work with free daily crops Tuesday–Friday as well as cropping events, such as Hen Parties. Adorable patterned book covers emblazon albums with splashes of color, while an arsenal of specialty paints, brushes, markers, and stickers invite hobbyists to fashion their own beautiful designs.
Not many people discover their life's calling by the age of 12, but guitar teacher James Gabriano did. Now well-versed in multiple styles of music, he started with classical-guitar lessons as a child evolved into serious music study at the University of North Texas, where he honed his chops in the classical- and jazz-guitar curriculums. James's career would eventually lead him to play for music greats such as Aretha Franklin and Kenny G and to share his talent and love of music with local children. During guitar lessons, he teaches students how to develop their skills and how to make their guitars sing, from the first chord to the last stage smash.
It?s frustrating to lose a beloved shirt or jacket just because of a minor tear. At All About Fashion, tailors and clothing experts work to hem, sew, take in, and stitch up skirts, jackets, shirts, and jeans, breathing new life into reliable garb. Professional garment adjusters tackle every task from repairing leather shoes to completely resizing outfits after a growth spurt, weight loss, or outbreak of lycanthropy. They restore suits to their former glory with collar repairs and relining or ensure comfort and durability in street wear with jean take-ins and hemming.